Diary
2014-now
Montreal

When I was 21, I decided to leave Poland and immigrate to Canada in search of a queer home. Since 2014, when I finally settled down in Montreal, I have been working on this ongoing series called “Diary”. I have been taking portraits of my queer and trans friends from connected and connecting through queer kinship. Over the years I have accumulated a large photographic archive consisting of over 500 analog images. My photographs are mainly created using point-and-shoot 35mm film cameras. I see this work as a family archive which offers an intimate and visceral view of the Montreal LGBTQIA+ community depicting moments of vulnerability, love, and play - captured with tenderness and humour.




Installation view 





10 Pine





Sarah


Navid


Kinga


Carmen










Guy and Jamaal








Sarah’s ferns


Crystal’s wig







Moe











Andy







Eliane’s bananas





George, Pomona and Rose









Candi



Alice, Navid and Nima







Sarah Mo


Be and Lee







Oksana





Kinga






Parents




Naomi and Kai






Kimura






Jordan Brown






Lactatia and Crystal







Vanja









         
Jamaal
Winnie









E.









Kai and Naomi







10 Pine


Lari







Install Shot MFA Open Studios 2018


Install Shot MFA Open Studios 2018